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5 youngsters who can represent Germany in the 2018 World Cup

Germany v Nigeria: Round of 16 - FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
Julian Brandt
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There's no shortage of German starlets who will be looking to make an impact in the first team for Russia next year. Unlike a lot of other countries, where blossoming of youngsters is often restricted to a handful of clubs, Germany have increasingly earned this reputation for having almost every Bundesliga club produce quality young talents.

From Bayern Munich to any lesser known club, every single side in the German first division has the knack for producing players who have the capability to become world class.

And with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose ceasing to be German internationals, it is time the younger players come in and make an impact, with the World Cup in Russia beckoning next year. And rightly so, a host of youngsters will be looking to seal a spot in the plane to Russia after doing well for their clubs this season.

We run the rule over youngsters who can make the cut for Germany next year.

#5 Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt is probably one of the best youngsters in the world right now and Germany would love to hand him some international exposure.

The Bayer Leverkusen man did play a regular role in the recently concluded Confederations Cup, where he caught the eyes of many with his pace and directness on the flank. His debut for the senior National side came last year and the 21-year-old Brandt gives you the impression of being an experienced professional despite being quite young.

He has already made 100 senior appearances for the Die Werkself and his performances this season will go a long way in not just shaping his destiny for next year's extravaganza, but also for his whole career.

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